Diversified Technique is the classic chiropractic adjustive technique, developed by D.D. Palmer, the "father" of chiropractic medicine, and one of the primary adjusting methods that Dr. Gordon uses during her treatments. The focus of the technique is the restoration of normal biomechanical function by correcting malpositioning of the bones of the spine. Once a malposition, or subluxation, is identified, a specific manual thrust is administered, with a very specific direction, speed, depth and angle. All of these factors allow for specificity in the adjustment and are the result of experience and a thorough understanding of spinal mechanics.
When an adjustment is performed, a slight "popping" or "cracking" sound is produced. This is the result of a release or shift of the gases and fluids in the joint. While the sound is attention-grabbing, it has little meaning to the value and effectiveness of the adjustment performed.
While the initial focus of the technique was the spine, methods have been developed to adjust virtually any joint in the body, restoring proper range of motion and providing beneficial treatment of injuries.